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Previse ZeroFragrance SOS SkinRescue Skin Ointment Salve (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Previse ZeroFragrance SOS SkinRescue Skin Ointment Salve (2016 formulation) product label collected on November 15, 2016 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Previse ZeroFragrance SOS SkinRescue Skin Ointment Salve (2016 formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: November 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: ALPHA BISABOLOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

None
RHUS VERNICIFLUA PEEL WAX
Appeared as: RHUS VERNICIFLUA PEEL CERA/RHUS SUCCEDANEA FRUIT CERA

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera/Rhus Succedanea Fruit Cera, Alpha Bisabolol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol

Directions from packaging:

Lanolin-free, SOS is safe for use when breastfeeding. SOS is perfect anytime your skin calls out for help. Use directly after bath, shower or cleansing affected area. Apply directly onto skin to help form a barrier and allow skin to repair itself. After applying, lightly massage to warm the skin and help SOS absorb.

Warnings from packaging:

n/a

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